The Toronto Raptors will be looking to redeem themselves after dropping Game 1 in Milwaukee and will definitely not want to go down 2 nil, in a Series against a quality Bucks outfit.
The Bucks started off slowly in Game One and the Raptors got the jump on them, but they redeemed themselves and managed to win the game by 8 Points.
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Toronto Raptors 0 @ Milwaukee Bucks 1
Prediction – Game Total Under 216.5
Milwaukee – 6.5
The Milwaukee Bucks looked good in the second half of Game 1 after the Raptors had a decent lead at half time. A bad sign for the Raptors was the fact that Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry both combined for 61 Points and they still lost the game.
For the Milwaukee Bucks one of their main scorers in Kris Middleton was also quiet with just the 11 Points and they still managed to get the win.
All signs are pointing to a Milwaukee victory here as they are so dominant at home this season and the Raptors rely heavily on Kawhi Leonard.
Milwaukee has won 82% of their home games this season as a home favourite and expect this trend to continue unless Leonard has a massive match for the Raptors.
Milwaukee has a lot of scoring power and Brook Lopez came up big in game one with 29 Points. The Bucks should win this game quite comfortably.
As for the Game Total, the total has gone under at 61% after a Toronto loss this season. They will have to bring it defensively and will do their best to try and stop some of the Milwaukee Outside shooters.
Marc Gasol + 8.5 Points
Lopez scored a lot of points on Gasol in Game 1 and Gasol did try and match with 11 shot attempts. His number here is rather low and should score in double figures with a similar amount of scoring chances.
Eric Bledsoe + 3.5 Assists
Bledsoe is the starting point guard and this number is very low for a point guard given he averaged 5.5 for the season. Giannis does carry a lot of the ball carrying duties but Bledsoe will be a just as much of a playmaker in this game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo + 28.5 Points
Had 24 in Game One and is getting to the free throw line. A 30 Point Game is a decent chance in this game as his second half in Game 2 was very impressive.
Nikola Mirotic + 11.5 Points
Played 25 Minutes in Game 1 and put up 9 shots. Probably hasn’t done as much as expected for the Bucks since they picked him up but he can score fast and has the green light to put up shots. Could always have a quiet night but could score 20 plus easily if a jump shot gets going.
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